Compare SAP BusinessObjects BI vs Tableau Desktop

See this comparison of SAP BusinessObjects BI vs. Tableau Desktop based on data from user reviews. SAP BusinessObjects BI rates 3.8/5 stars with 182 reviews. Tableau Desktop rates 4.3/5 stars with 474 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

 
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$1,999 / per user
 
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$999 / per user
 
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Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
8.3
(Based on 168 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 430 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
7.4
(Based on 169 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 435 reviews)
Ease of SetupSee More
Ease of SetupSee More
7.0
(Based on 66 reviews)
8.3
(Based on 175 reviews)
Ease of AdminSee More
Ease of AdminSee More
7.3
(Based on 66 reviews)
8.1
(Based on 168 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.5
(Based on 144 reviews)
8.4
(Based on 342 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
Ease of Doing Business WithSee More
7.9
(Based on 63 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 156 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
6.5
(Based on 165 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 431 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
8.0%
15.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
24.4%
33.5%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
67.6%
50.8%
 
Information Technology and Services
11.3%
Higher Education
11.7%
 
Utilities
5.7%
Information Technology and Services
10.8%
 
Hospital & Health Care
5.2%
Hospital & Health Care
6.5%
 
Consumer Goods
4.3%
Marketing and Advertising
6.0%
 
Financial Services
4.3%
Internet
5.9%
 
Other
69.1%
Other
59.2%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Victor M.
Administrator in Information Technology and Services

What I like best is how robust BusinessObjects is. SAP brings together Dashboards (For dynamic reporting), Web Intelligence (For ad-hoc reporting), and Crystal Reports (For clean, formatted reporting) all in one package. This gives customers/clients a lot...

Jeff B.
User in Retail

Tableau enables users the ability build data visualizations in the matter of minutes without requiring technical report development knowledge. In my opinion, the top 5 best qualities: 1. Drag and drop functionality is easy for any user to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Susie C.
User in Automotive

Acronyms are in German. I understand it's created by Germans but some of the acronyms in there do not make sense. It also takes a LONG time to load if you have a big data set. I've learned to break every pull piece by piece otherwise it'll clog the system.

Kimiko T.
User in Real Estate

Needs an updated UI and better data connection process

 
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